Barnsley Building Society Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

Lexsure’s COMPLETIONmonitor is an online pre- and post-completion checklist for property lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk management tool.

This software facilitates the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can remain fully compliant with their instructions, with notifications given on Barnsley Building Society’s changes. While using COMPLETIONmonitor is not a prerequisite for Barnsley Building Society , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Barnsley Building Society’s Handbook requirements is an excellent support to your application to their lender panel and, just as importantly, protect your firm’s panel standing.

The system generates real-time alerts, automatically produces SRA and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. In addition it is user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to a PII saving.

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Lenders frequently vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Barnsley Building Society are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, frequently:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Barnsley Building Society has made 305 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 9.0 days. In total, 85% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barnsley Building Society have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
1.11b 01/12/2014 CML
5.4.5 01/12/2014 CML Local Search Indemnity Insurance
6.4.4 14/01/2014 CML
6.4.4 21/10/2013 CML
14.2.2 28/05/2013 CML
6.4.4 28/05/2013 CML
5.14.10 16/01/2013 CML
6.1.3 16/01/2013 CML
6.6.2 16/01/2013 CML
Lender Name 01/11/2011 CML

Last update 16/07/2019

Barnsley Building Society Solicitor Panel Sample Enquires to our Call Center from members of the public

A conveyancer my husband and I wanted to use for conveyancing on a purchase said he would charge more if my lender is due to their unusual legal requirements. Am I likely to be frustrated using Barnsley Building Society? Is Barnsley Building Society conveyancing so much more difficult?
Barnsley Building Society conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as Barnsley Building Society will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
Our lawyer is asking me for identification documents asserting that this forms part of his obligations as a conveyancer on the Barnsley Building Society Solicitor panel. Is this right?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that Barnsley Building Society also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with Barnsley Building Society CML Handbook requirements last updated on Barnsley Building Society
I see that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for my house purchase?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
We're in Liverpool, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is Barnsley Building Society , but our solicitor is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a time-frame for your conveyancing due to third parties outside of our control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain
Do most banks operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel requirements are different to Barnsley Building Society’s conveyancing panel criteria.
We have agreed to purchase a house.One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Barnsley Building Society be concerned
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Barnsley Building Society your lawyer must to check the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing instructions contained in the Part of CML Handbook for Barnsley Building Society . The CML Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Barnsley Building Society where a lease does not meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales. The CML are developing guidance for Northern Ireland and Scotland.
My ex -wife’s name is on the Barnsley Building Society mortgage of my property but not on the land registry. The apartment was transferred to me on our divorce many years ago by way of a sealed court order. Does my ex still have a say on the sale even though the land registry showing the property in my name alone? Will I be required to take her name of the Barnsley Building Society mortgage in order to sell?
As regards the Barnsley Building Society mortgage, it is unusual that your ex-wife’s name remains on the mortgage but not on the title. It is conceivable that this is an oversight on the part of your conveyancers to ensure that her name was removed or even an administrative error on the part of Barnsley Building Society in failing to update their data. In any event, it should cause difficulty providing her name no longer appears on the Land Registry title and you have a court order ordering that the property is transferred to you.